Khadija joined the European Research Council project on ‘Subjectivity, Identity and Penal Power’ to create an Immigration Detention Archive. Her artistic research has a view to an exhibition of material collected from Immigration Removal Centres. Khadija brings her experience as a visual artist and historian to the aim of unlocking the materiality of a ‘living archive’ that includes photographs, drawings, audio recordings, letters, weaving and other art works made in detention. Khadija wrote her PhD at Harvard University on Imaging Nation and is the author of the book Art in the Time of Colony (2014). She has exhibited at venues including Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin, Extracity Antwerp, the Marrakech Biennale, and her work is in international collections including the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Cambridge, where she recently held British Academy and Humboldt Foundation fellowships.


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